DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 12 oz. Bottle, Apr 16, 2006 This is quite clearly labeled as being produced at the Berkeley brewery. Sold at Wild Oats in a six pack with a cylindrical pilsner/alt glass attached. Pours pale straw with a rocky, lacy head on top. Big German hop smell at opening stays with the pour. Lazy stream of bubbles rises through the glass. A nice German malt, with a very, very slight tart note. Kind of a grassy straw taste, finished of by straightforward noble hops bitterness. A solid interpretation of the style, and who’d a thought a place in Berkeley would have the discipline to make a pils to precise German engineering standards.<hr>Draft, Sept 18, 2005. Sampled in a solid plastic mug, so I couldn’t get a handle on its color. Have to presume it’s okay. Taste, though, is light and "crisp," like American pale macros claim, but this one really is. But beyond that, not much stands out in the way of hops, just the standard German bitterness against pale malts. Finished nice and dry. Again, an imported pilsner that’s probably much better closer to home.
Additional note, Aug 10, 2006. Finishing the sixer, I found that last bottle started to show more nice German hop bitterness. Crisper and cleaner. I think that’s worth bumpint the rating up a notch.
deekyn (852) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - pours clear watery golden yellow with 1 finger micro bubble head that lasts. S - pilsner through and through. Pilsner malts, floral and honey notes. Simple and clean. M - vibrant carb and dry finish. More body than expected. Drinkable. T - pilsner and crystal malts. Corn meal and wheat. Very grainy. Palate is sweet and simple. O - better than expected. 2.4
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF 2013, aroma of sweet grains and similar taste, nice for a pils.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear blond, white head.
Smell skunky green bottle lager.
Taste skunky lager. Bit of honey.
You get what you expect.
scanovajr (614) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A clear yellow beer with a medium sized frothy white head. aroma is malty and grainy with some herbal notes. Taste is sweet, malty and grassy. Crispy finish. Nothing special
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle provided by Sarkynortherner; straw yellow pour with voluminous white head, quite floral aroma, floral taste, malts, grassy a minor hint of citrus.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 On tap. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A light pils malt nose. Smooth, malty, honey a clean easy flavor. Actually, this is very clean and refreshing what a lawnmower beer should be. On tap at Paddy’s a nice fake Irish restaurant/pub.
SarkyNorthener (1084) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear yellow beer with small head. Aroma is floral. Taste is floral, a little sweet and dry. Quite good.
Rsmadd (3) - Laguna beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This pilsner has a great smooth and refreshing taste. Light hop characteristics and subtle malt flavor make this beer extremely tasty yet light. Light carbonation and a clear light golden color give this beer huge glass appeal.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DRAFT at pub in Logan Square. Pours a bright yellow with thin head. Mild nose with a little lemon / hops. Thin body; dry finish.
---Rated via iPad
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Low sweetness, low bitterness, grainy pale malts, and a nice clean finish with some faint straw-like malty notes. Pleasant enough.